Answering Jihad: A Better Way Forward by Nabeel Qureshi

By Nabeel Qureshi

From ny instances bestselling writer and previous Muslim Nabeel Qureshi comes this own, demanding, and respectful solution to the numerous questions surrounding jihad, the increase of ISIS, and Islamic terrorism.

San Bernardino used to be the main deadly terror assault on American soil due to the fact September 11, and it got here at the heels of a coordinated attack on Paris. there is not any query that innocents have been slaughtered within the identify of Allah and within the method of jihad, yet do the terrorists’ activities truly mirror the faith of Islam? the reply to this query is extra urgent than ever, as waves of Muslim refugees arrive within the West looking shield from the violent ideology of ISIS.

Setting apart speculations and competing voices, what particularly is jihad? How are we to appreciate jihad when it comes to our Muslim associates and neighbors? Why is there this sort of surge of Islamist terrorism on this planet at the present time, and the way are we to respond?

In Answering Jihad, bestselling writer Nabeel Qureshi (Seeking Allah, discovering Jesus) solutions those questions from the point of view of a former Muslim who's deeply involved for either his Muslim kin and his American place of birth.

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I have no recollection of her, as I was very young, maybe a year or two old, when it happened. My elder sister told me about her and her death later. There is one thing that I recall from this time, though. The first memory that I have is of my father. He came to his children, took us in his arms, and cried silently. Even though it seems impossible, I still believe this occurred the day my mother died. My father was a compassionate man. He did not beat or yell at us. A religious scholar who had devoted his life to the study of Islam, he was known for his generosity and kindness.

But more important than the answers he may give to our questions are the questions he poses—and answers—himself, about where he and xxxviii FOREWORD the Taliban came from, where they intended to lead their country, and what type of men they were and are. Even if he rejects the label of “moderate,” they are clearly not all like Mullah Zaeef. But he was one of their founders, and in his own view he has not compromised his core principles. The Taliban were not created to oppose or outrage the West, however they have done so.

Commander Abdul Raziq—commander of the 1980s jihad and based in Nelgham, although he is originally from Arghestan district of Kandahar province. Hafizullah Akhundzada—prominent commander in southern Afghanistan during the 1980s jihad. Hajji Ahmad—prominent commander in Kandahar during both the 1980s jihad and the aftermath of the 1990s during which he seized large parts of the city. Hajji Bashar—senior Noorzai tribal elder from Kandahar who played a significant role during both 1980s and 1990s; supported the nascent Taliban’s rule in the mid-1990s; convicted of drug trafficking charges in the USA in 2008.

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